Insight With Beth Ruyak

Hosted By Beth Ruyak

A daily, in-depth interview program providing context and background to the issues that face our region.


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LATEST SHOW | Monday, October 22, 2018

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Insight: Political Junkie / Voter Registration Deadline / MacArthur Fellowship For UC Davis Professor / Italian Tenor Pasquale Esposito

The Political Junkie talks about this week's political news. We find out what you need to know about voter registration. MacArthur Fellowship recipient Sarah Stewart tells us about her work. Tenor Pasquale Esposito previews his latest PBS special.


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    Political Junkie: Khashoggi, Trump On Refugees And California’s Senate Race

    Political Junkie Ken Rudin offers analysis of major political events in the news, including a caravan of migrant refugees from Honduras traveling towards the U.S. and the death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

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    California Voter Foundation Shares Tips On Final Day Of Registration

    Kim Alexander from the California Voter Foundation goes over the essential details and changes to the process on the final day of voter registration in California.

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    UC Davis Planetary Scientist Dr. Sarah T. Stewart’s Research On Planet Formation Earns A MacArthur Fellowship

    Dr. Sarah T. Stewart shares her research on how random collisions gave birth to planets and satellites like our Earth and Moon in the infancy of the solar system.

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    Celebrating The Public Square With Song

    Italian tenor Pasquale Esposito is on tour to support his latest PBS concert special, “Pasquale Esposito Celebrates Italian Piazzas.” He returns to Insight to preview his Oct. 27 performance at the Crest and play some tracks from the show.

Thursday, October 18, 2018

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Insight: Capitol Chat On House And Senate Races / Author Timothy Brown / Sound Advice With Jazz Host Devan Kortan

Capitol Bureau Chief Ben Adler and State Government Reporter Nadine Sebai bring us the latest on the U.S. House and Senate races. Author Timothy Brown tells us about his new book, "Squatter's Gold." Jazz Host Devan Kortan joins us for Sound Advice.

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

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Insight: Pamela Lopez On We Said Enough / Fair Political Practices Commission's AdWATCH / PolitiFact California / Armenian Food Festival

Pamela Lopez discusses sexual harassment. FPPC Chair Alice Germond tells us how the agency enforces election rules. PolitiFact California reporter Chris Nichols updates us on his latest fact checks. We preview this weekend's Armenian Food Festival.

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

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Insight: 'We Said Enough,' One Year Later

We Said Enough's Adama Iwu and Samantha Corbin mark one year since their letter on sexual harassment. We speak with Dr. Lin Farley, who coined the term "sexual harassment." Professor Kim Nalder talks #MeToo, California and the Year of the Woman 2.0.

Monday, October 15, 2018

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Insight: Political Junkie / Justice Anthony Kennedy / 'The Ito Sisters' Premieres / 'Jubilate!' With The Sacramento Choral Society

The Political Junkie talks about Trump's rallies. Prof. Leslie Jacobs from the McGeorge School of Law sets up their panel with Justice Anthony Kennedy. We preview "The Ito Sisters." The Sacramento Choral Society releases their new CD, "Jubilate!"

Friday, October 12, 2018

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Insight: DA Anne Marie Schubert / Personal Stories Of Deportation / Sacramento French Film Festival / California Women’s Music Festival

DA Anne Marie Schubert joins us to talk about the role of genealogy in solving crimes. We preview a new exhibit at International House Davis. We look ahead at the Sacramento French Film MiniFest. We learn more about the Stronger Together benefit.

Thursday, October 11, 2018

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Insight: Governor's Candidate Gavin Newsom / Classical Sound Advice / 'West Side Story' At American River College

CapRadio Capitol Bureau Chief Ben Adler interviews Democratic gubernatorial candidate Gavin Newsom. Classical music host Kevin Doherty joins us for Sound Advice. We preview American River College's production of "West Side Story."

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

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Insight: Governor's Candidate John Cox / Sacramento Housing Summit / Sacramento Comedy Festival

CapRadio Capitol Bureau Chief Ben Adler interviews Republican gubernatorial candidate John Cox. The Sacramento Housing Alliance previews their annual summit on affordable housing. We look ahead at the Sacramento Comedy Festival this weekend.

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

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Insight: News Network With CALmatters / Medicine In Extreme Conditions / Sacramento’s LGBTQ Film Fest

CALmatters' Dan Morain recaps yesterday's governor's debate. A UC Davis doctor talks about practicing medicine in extreme conditions. We preview the BENT Sacramento International LGBTQ Film Festival.

Monday, October 8, 2018

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Insight: Political Junkie / Governor's Debate Preview / Melissa Dahl's New Book / Duane Michals At The Crocker

The Political Junkie discusses the impact of Brett Kavanaugh. We preview the governor's debate. Author Melissa Dahl tells us about her new book. We get an inside look at Duane Michals' exhibit at the Crocker from the photographer himself.